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Tantárgy adatlap

Comparative Public Administration

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A tantárgy kódja: 4KO03NBK10M
A tantárgy megnevezése (magyarul): Comparative Public Administration
A tantárgy neve (angolul): Comparative Public Administration
A tanóra száma (Előadás + szeminárium + gyakorlat + egyéb): 2+2/Week
Kreditérték: 6
A tantárgy meghirdetésének gyakorisága: Fall
Az oktatás nyelve: English
Előtanulmányi kötelezettségek: Introduction to P.A./Public Management
A tantárgy típusa: 
Tantárgyfelelős tanszék: Közgazdálkodás és Közpolitika Tanszék
A tantárgyfelelős neve: Hajnal György

A tantárgy szakmai tartalma: The course aims to familiarise students with the key concepts of and major features of public administration in a comparative perspective.

Course objectives:
a) To understand
• what “public administration” both as a concept and as a real-life phenomenon is;
• what the main features of public administration systems are,
• how and why national administrative systems differ;
• what the main issues in Public Administration as a research field are.
b) To encourage the development of analytical and critical skills in making comparisons and learning lessons from a comparative experience

Évközi tanulmányi követelmények: Requirements:
- Individual presentations
- Course work / activities

Vizsgakövetelmény: - Exam based on the lecture material and selected chapters of the compulsory texts

Az értékelés módszere: Assessment/grading:
- Individual presentations (25%)
- Course work / activities (25%)
- Exam (50%) based on the lecture material and selected chapters of the compulsory texts

Tananyag leírása: Course content by week:
1. Introduction. (Course description, requirements. Introduction of participants; assessing familiarity with the field. Introduction to the topic: What is public administration?)
2. What is administration? (Administration as an organizational activity, public and private administration)
3. A historic overview (Early history of public administration, from Egypt to absolute monarchies.) The modern public administration. Bureaucracy
4. Civil service and politico-administrative relations. (Human resources management in public administration. Civil service systems. The nexus between the political and administrative element – various theories.)
5. Changing administrative systems. New Public Management: theory, practice and critical overview.
6. Changing administrative systems. Governance, policy networks. Hollowing out of the state: the problem. Neo-Weberian state.
7. Culture. (Administrative culture and national culture: their role in determining the way of functioning of administrative systems.)
8. Decision-making in government. (The decision theory. Opportunity of rational decisions in political context. Policy-making and implementation.)
9. Comparison in Public Administration. (Reasons of comparison: research and policy. Methods: historical and geographical, structural and/or functional, or cultural. The methodological problems. An outline of the history of Comparative and Development Administration – as a research filed.)
10. Administrative systems I. (Continental European and Anglo-Saxon systems. Similarities and differences)
11. Administrative systems II. (Scandinavian systems, post-communist systems, Hungary)
12. Administrative systems III. – Development administration (Specificity of developing countries. The Development Administration as research field and as practice of modernization. On the Asian “success stories”.
13. Summary. Summary of the course. Course evaluation (verbal and written, anonym) by students. Instructor’s feedback to students individually.

Órarendi beosztás: tbd

Kompetencia leírása: Learning outcomes:
- Apply concepts, theories and methods to analysing public administration systems
- Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of different administrative systems and the cultural context in which they operate
- Critique and review the results of public management reforms in a selection of EU/OECD countries
- Develop a critical approach to the current debates and issues concerning the reform of the civil and public service in a comparative perspective
- Explain the formal structures, role and organising principles of public administration at sub-national and national levels of government in a selection of EU/OECD states
- Construct reasoned argument, synthesise information and exercise critical judgement
- Interpret administrative reform ideas as they appear in practical procedures and official documentation
- Manage, organise and deploy evidence, data and information from primary and secondary sources
- Use communication and information technology to retrieve and present information
- Articulate and awareness of the significance of administrative tradition in differentiating between different European administrative systems

Félévközi ellenőrzések: 

A hallgató egyéni munkával megoldandó feladatai: Assignments:
• Active participation in classes: be prepared, listen to and participate in the discussion.
• Delivery of 2 presentations:
o A presentation of a selected compulsory reading; Two students will be assigned the same text. One student will present, the other may raise further issues, may challenge the presentation or the content of the paper. (All students are expected to read the paper by the time of presentation and actively participate in the discussion.)
o A presentation on a specific aspect (e.g. autonomy of local governments) of the administrative system of the students’ origin. This aspect will be indicated by the instructor in advance – possibly in agreement with the students.

Szak neve: Education program:
MSc. in Public Policy and Management

Irodalomjegyzék:
Kötelező irodalom:

  • • Coursebook: Jreisat, Jamil E. (2002): Comparative public administration and policy. Boulder, CO and Oxford: Westview
  • • Readings for presentations (compulsory for everyone; the exact number will depend on the number of students in class)
  • • Allison, Graham T. (1980): Public and Private Management: Are they Fundamentally Alike in All Unimportant Respects? In. Lane, F.S. (1982) (ed.): Current issues in Public Admnistration, New York, NY: St. Martins Press pp. 134-151
  • • Bekke, Hans – van der Meer, Frits (2000): Civil Service Systems in Western Europe. Cheltenham (UK): Edward Elgar, Chapter 11
  • • Deva, Satya (2006): Western conceptualization of administrative development: A critique and an alternative. In: Otenyo, Eric Edwin and Nancy S. Lind (eds): Comparative public administration: the essential readings. Oxford etc.: Elsevier pp. 231-240
  • • Gajduschek György (2003): Bureaucracy: Is it efficient? Is it not? Is that the question?, Administration and Society 34:6 pp. 700-722
  • • Gant, George F. (2006): The concept of development administration. In: Otenyo, Eric Hajnal, György (2003): Diversity and convergence: A quantitative analysis of European Public Administration education programs, Journal of Public Affairs Education 9:4 pp. 245-258
  • • Edwin and Nancy S. Lind (eds): Comparative public administration: the essential readings. Oxford etc.: Elsevier pp. 257-286
  • • Verhoest, Koen (2011): The relevance of Culture for NPM. In: Christensen, Tom and Per Laegreid (eds): The Ashgate research companion to New Public Management, Farnham (UK): Ashgate, pp. 47-64
  • • Klijn, Erik-Hans (1996): Ananlyzing and managing Policy Processes in Complex Networks: A Theoretical Examination of the Concept of Policy Network and its Problems, Administration and Society 28/1 (May 1996) pp. 90-119
  • • Rhodes, R.A.W. (1994): The Hollowing out of the State: The Changing Nature of the Public Service in Britain, Political Quarterly 65/2 (Apr-Jun94) pp. 138-152
  • • Rosenbloom, David H. (1983): Public Administrative Theory and the Separation of Powers. Public Administration Review 43/3 pp. 219-227
  • • Wolfgang Drechsler (2009): "Towards a Neo-Weberian European Union? Lisbon Agenda and Public Administration", Halduskultuur, 2009/10, pp. 6-21.

Ajánlott irodalom:

  • Coursebook: Jreisat, Jamil E. (2002): Comparative public administration and policy. Boulder, CO and Oxford: Westview
  • Readings for presentations (compulsory for everyone; the exact number will depend on the number of students in class)
  • Allison, Graham T. (1980): Public and Private Management: Are they Fundamentally Alike in All Unimportant Respects? In. Lane, F.S. (1982) (ed.): Current issues in Public Admnistration, New York, NY: St. Martins Press pp. 134-151
  • Bekke, Hans - van der Meer, Frits (2000): Civil Service Systems in Western Europe. Cheltenham (UK): Edward Elgar, Chapter 11
  • Deva, Satya (2006): Western conceptualization of administrative development: A critique and an alternative. In: Otenyo, Eric Edwin and Nancy S. Lind (eds): Comparative public administration: the essential readings. Oxford etc.: Elsevier pp. 231-240
  • Gajduschek György (2003): Bureaucracy: Is it efficient? Is it not? Is that the question?, Administration and Society 34:6 pp. 700-722
  • Gant, George F. (2006): The concept of development administration. In: Otenyo, Eric Hajnal, György (2003): Diversity and convergence: A quantitative analysis of European Public Administration education programs, Journal of Public Affairs Education 9:4 pp. 245-258
  • Edwin and Nancy S. Lind (eds): Comparative public administration: the essential readings. Oxford etc.: Elsevier pp. 257-286
  • Verhoest, Koen (2011): The relevance of Culture for NPM. In: Christensen, Tom and Per Laegreid (eds): The Ashgate research companion to New Public Management, Farnham (UK): Ashgate, pp. 47-64
  • Klijn, Erik-Hans (1996): Ananlyzing and managing Policy Processes in Complex Networks: A Theoretical Examination of the Concept of Policy Network and its Problems, Administration and Society 28/1 (May 1996) pp. 90-119
  • Rhodes, R.A.W. (1994): The Hollowing out of the State: The Changing Nature of the Public Service in Britain, Political Quarterly 65/2 (Apr-Jun94) pp. 138-152
  • Rosenbloom, David H. (1983): Public Administrative Theory and the Separation of Powers. Public Administration Review 43/3 pp. 219-227
  • Wolfgang Drechsler (2009): ``Towards a Neo-Weberian European Union? Lisbon Agenda and Public Administration``, Halduskultuur, 2009/10, pp. 6-21.
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